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Transport-related greenhouse gas emissions account for approximately 40% of the Group s greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2).

Since 2013, the streamlining of logistics processes and the renewal of the internal fleet of vehicles has helped reduce the impact of transportation.

OPTIMIZING LOGISTICS PROCESSES Rexel is streamlining its logistics models in order to improve service quality while minimizing environ- mental impact. With this goal in mind, the Group is increasing the use of shared transport and opti- mizing delivery routes and vehi- cle loads, for both its subcontract- ed carriers and its own vehicles, thanks to high-performance plan- ning tools. In the US, Rexel under- took a large-scale logistics stream- lining plan. By centralizing its flows around shared platforms uniting various local banners, Rexel im- proved its productivity while re- ducing its carbon footprint. The pooling of flows and shared trans- port between Rexel entities and/or with other local companies makes

it possible to optimize deliveries. Thus, in the Los Angeles area the average number of trucks making daily delivery rounds was reduced from 25 to 18, thereby saving the equivalent of 90 TCO2e emissions per year. In Canada, Rexel s sub- sidiary Nedco, the country s leader in charging stations for elec- tric vehicles, signed an agree- ment with the transport compa- ny Eeko Couriers in 2013. Nedco now uses its partner s 100% hybrid fleet, and in exchange Eeko has free access to the charging sta- tions at Nedco s branches. In addi- tion to saving fuel and reducing emissions, this arrangement also allows the vehicles to run in silent mode more often, thus improv- ing the quality of their deliveries in urban areas. >>

RENEWAL RATE of the internal fleet of vehicles in Europe in 2014